All that success and the former Chicago giant that was Sears, Roebuck & Co. couldn’t even see coming that which would be its demise. Itself. Craig comments on the last Sears store in Illinois closing.
Once upon a time the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog revolutionized an industry. Once upon a time it was the largest retailer in the United States, boasting nearly 3,500 stores at its peak. Once upon a time, it was part of the daily life for 350,000 employees and generations of families.